This year, I could not either get my holiday greetings out in a timely fashion or decide on one message to adorn those greetings.
So, in honor of the Three Kings Day, instead of a rosca with a baby hidden inside, I share with you all the greetings I sent out (or will send out soon!) with photos from walks on the beach in SoCal. [I am sure that some of these have already graced the Poetry Thursday page. Forgive the repeats, I am sure they are worth it.] Some of them were chosen especially for the recipient; others went out to many people. Please choose the one that feels just right and tuck it into your wallet or pocket or place on your nightstand ... or read it and forget about it.
In every winter's heart lies a quivering spring, and behind the veil of each night waits a smiling dawn.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~Confucius
Have patience with all things, but mostly with your self. ~St. Francis de Sales
Live every act fully, as if it were your last. ~Buddha
We must leave our mark on life while we have it in our power. ~Isak Dineson
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid. ~Basil King
The actual is limited, the possible immense. ~LaMartine
Change is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast In the pool where you least expect it will be fish. ~Ovid
For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
― T.S. Eliot
Let us go to the coast under the cover of night and catch a boat that will take us across the oceans, where we can find a new life full of happiness and understanding. Do not hesitate… ~Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings
There comes a holy
and transparent time
when every touch
opens the heart
This is the time
the Beloved of heaven
is brought tenderly on earth.
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